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    Need some advice..???

    I recently just got hunting permission for 24 acres of land in eaton township. well saturday morning i put my trail camera out and tree stand. I went back saturday evening to finish building my blind and i already had 2 pictures of doe. i went back monday and my trail camera was shot up and my ground blind was ripped to shreds. my question is should I still try to bring my climber in there. or should I just not go back there at all.

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    If you don't go back, they win! If it were me, I would want to know who. Just be carefull and be smart about it and don't do something stupid. If you know the owner well enough they should be able to help. Good Luck.
    what goes around, comes around. (I sure do hope so)!!

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    well here is what I would do
    I would go talk to the land owner and tell him what all happened, second I would also call the local game warden and tell him the same
    and I might even go and tell local police
    for anyone to go and shoot up a camera, and or property , well that's a crime, in all meaning, and odds are this person is that agressive, locals know who he is
    camera's are not cheap, and it sucks when a person destroy's one, or property
    been there and never liked it
    as for going back
    well that I guess will come down to you, how good the area is and how far you want to take fighting back, and or dealing with a jerk in the area
    go talk to the land owner, I would think they would want to know this stuff is going on, on there lands

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    Did the sd card survive? Did you get a pic of the shooter?


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    Well sadly db4 I doubt that contacting the Eaton township police will do you much good.....Eaton township the last I heard doesn't have a police department, it's patroled/protected by the county sheriff's office.....and they're usually useless. They have a large area to cover and not many deputies to do it. Sounds like you've ruffled someone's feathers....someone who hunts the land without permission or hunts nearby that doesn't want the competition from having you hunting near them. I live very near to Eaton (Olmsted township) and my brother use to live in Eaton so I know how things can be out there. I'd certainly wouldn't pull out of that hunting spot!!....like we have here in Olmsted....there are some monster bucks roaming around Eaton. I'd set some cams up again, but this time I'd be looking to get some pics of the creeps that messed your stuff up.....then I'd take it to the sheriff and also take the pics around to the neighbors and the land owner to see if you can ID them. Sounds like "hunting season" has begun early for you!lol I hope you have good luck finding these jerks!!
    Enjoy your hunt- the long sit......... the cold.......the rain and snow......the peace and quiet, it may just be your last hunt........... you never know.

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    Could be you moved in on someone's location and they don't want the competition or local area kids found and decided to tear your stuff up. I wouldn't let them chase you out I would still hunt it.

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    Well since his game cam was shot up.....those would be some bad azz kids.lol
    Enjoy your hunt- the long sit......... the cold.......the rain and snow......the peace and quiet, it may just be your last hunt........... you never know.

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    Well if you have a climber make sure you take it in and out with you each time. If its not there they cant mess with it. Next Use your climber to put a game cam or too up in the trees around where your blind was and the messed up camera. say 20' up aiming down at the ground. If they dont see the cam they cant shoot it. I wouldnt be suprised if they came back to see if you took your stuff out. If you can get pictures of them you are in business. Until then I wouldnt leave any stands or blinds out there. Make sure you do everything on the up and up when dealing with them no reason to get into trouble over some a-hole even if their behavior make you want to taking them out back take care of them.
    I don't partake in assembly-line convenience. I don't say that killing things is bad while I hire people to kill things for me. ~ Ted Nugent

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    aslo don't forget, that pending how much time you get to hunt, might also be a deciding factor
    as think about it
    if you only get a few days to hunt, and you try hunting there, and some jerk keeps ruining your hunts the first few times or all of them
    is hunting there worth the trouble?
    again, talk with the owners, and go from there

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    Definitely use the climber until you get it resolved. In the meantime you need to contact the landowner first and foremost. Destruction of personal property is what you should be talking to the police department about, whether it's local or sheriff that's what you'll have to find out. Also would be good to contact the game warden in the area just in case you catch them trespassing, etc..
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